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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Feb 29, 2012 8:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: odd facts---In the 60s, people took acid to make the world weird. Now the world is weird and people take Prozac to make it normal.


Barbie's measurements (if she were life-size): 39-23-33
Coca-cola was originally green
Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than for the US Treasury
Smartest dogs: 1) border collie; 2) poodle; 3) golden retriever. Dumbest dog: afghan
The Hawaiian alphabet has 12 letters
First novel ever written on a typewriter was "Tom Sawyer"
There are more collect calls on Father's Day than any other day of the year
Heinz Catsup leaving the bottle travels at 25 miles PER YEAR
It is possible to lead a cow upstairs but not downstairs
Men get hiccups more often than women
Men can read smaller print than women; women can hear better
Chances that an American lives within 50 mi of where he/she grew up: 1 in 2.
Amount American Airlines saved in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first class: $440,000
City with the most Rolls Royces per capita: Hong Kong
State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work: Alaska
Chances of a white Christmas in New York: 1 in 4
Portion of US annual rainfall that falls in April: 1/12
Percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28
Percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38
Estimated percentage of American adults who go on a diet each year: 44
Percentage of Americans who say that God has spoken to them: 36
Percentage of Americans who regularly attend religious services: 43
City with the highest per capita viewership of TV evangelists: Washington DC
Percentage of American men who say they would marry the same woman if they had it to do all over again: 80
Percentage of American women who say they would marry the same man: 50
Percentage of men who say they are happier after their divorce or separation: 58
Percentage of women who say they are happier: 85
Number of different familial relationships for which Hallmark makes cards: 105
Average number of people airborne over the US any given hour: 61,000
Percentage of Americans who have visited Disneyland or Disney World: 70
Average life span of a major league baseball: 7 pitches
Portion of ice cream sold that is vanilla: 1/3
Portion of potatoes sold that are French-fried: 1/3
Percentage of Americans that eat at McDonalds each day: 7
Percentage of bird species that are monogamous: 90
Percentage of mammal species that are: 3
Number of US states that claim test scores in their elementary schools are above national average: 50
Portion of Harvard students who graduate with honors: 4/5
Chances that a burglary in the US will be solved: 1 in 7
Portion of land in the US owned by the government: 1/3
Only President to remain a bachelor: James Buchanan
Only first lady to carry a loaded revolver: Eleanor Roosevelt
Only president to win a Pulitzer: John F. Kennedy, for "Profiles in Courage"
Only president awarded a patent: Abe Lincoln, for a system of buoying vessels over shoals
President who discovered a new proof for The Pythagorean Theorem: Jimmy Carter
Only food that does not spoil: honey
Only bird that can fly backwards: Hummingbird
Only continent without reptiles or snakes: Antarctica
Only animal besides human that can get sunburn: Pig
Ostriches stick their heads in the sand to look for water
An eagle can kill a young deer and fly away with it
In the Caribbean there are oysters that can climb trees
Polar bears are left-handed
Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair
Eskimos never gamble
The world's youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910
The youngest pope was 11 years old
Mark Twain didn't graduate from elementary school
Proportional to their weight, men are stronger than horses
Pilgrims ate popcorn at the first Thanksgiving dinner
Your nose and ears never stop growing
Jupiter is bigger than all the other planets combined
The parachute was invented by Leonardo da Vinci in 1515
They have square watermelons in Japan ... they stack better
Iceland consumes more Coca-Cola per capita than any other nation


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Poster: Finster Baby Date: Mar 1, 2012 5:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: odd facts---In the 60s, people took acid to make the world weird. Now the world is weird and people take Prozac to make it normal.

People who use catsup as opposed to ketchup are weird.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Mar 1, 2012 5:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: odd facts---In the 60s, people took acid to make the world weird. Now the world is weird and people take Prozac to make it normal.

Or else they're British.

Where did you get this RBNW?
It seems true, re: acid/Prozac. Maybe there's a connection??!! It's the same generation taking this stuff in large numbers, if you think about it.

I am really going to need the Grateful Dead today ... to get "Daydream Believer" out of my head.

This post was modified by ringolevio on 2012-03-01 13:52:20

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Poster: clementinescaboose Date: Mar 2, 2012 2:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: odd facts---In the 60s, people took acid to make the world weird. Now the world is weird and people take Prozac to make it normal.

'useless' facts like these fascinate the hell out of me...I am a junkie for this stuff...Thanks for sharing!!

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